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Thailand's fishing fleet, which supplies a large portion of America's seafood, is chronically short of fishermen, leaving human traffickers to step into the breach. First of two parts. Research support for this work was provided by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Topics: the investigative fund, the nation institute, investigative journalism, investigative reporting,...
The State Department on Tuesday cited abuses in Thailand's huge fishing industry as part of an annual worldwide report on Trafficking in Persons. The report noted that men from Cambodia and Myanmar, also known as Burma, are trafficked aboard Thai ships and forced to work against their will. They include men like Vannak Prum, a Cambodian who spent three years on such a boat. Prum was among those honored at the State Department on Tuesday. In the second of two stories, we pick up Prum's tale when... Topics: investigative reporting, investigative journalism, the investigative fund, the nation institute,...
Welfare: Where Are They Now? by Sarah Karp, Chicago Public Radio, August 22, 2006. Sarah Karp investigates the state of welfare in Chicago: thousands are now off the welfare system because they can't navigate the new rules or have trouble getting onto welfare. Topics: Investigative Fund, Welfare: Where Are They Now?
Arsenic, fertilizer and E. coli are among some of the contaminants that children may be exposed to through drinking water. (Unofficial mirror of http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/519484-ace3drinkingwatercontaminantsreviewpackage3-02-11.html) Topics: documentcloud, investigative-reporting-workshop, 373-irw-staff
The citizens group, We ARE Marina del Rey tells HUD it hasn't made copies of the documents and agrees to not do anything with them until HUD resolves the issue. (Unofficial mirror of http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/206127-wam-response-to-hud-letter-june-9-2011.html) Topics: documentcloud, investigative-reporting-workshop, 21-wendell-cochran
Prince George's County received more notices of intent to foreclose than any other county in Maryland in the three years ending April 2011, according to this report from the state's department of labor, licensing and regulation. (Unofficial mirror of http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/217782-noi-report-apr2011.html) Topics: documentcloud, investigative-reporting-workshop, 373-irw-staff
Thirty-one studies link childhood leukemia to pesticide exposure. Exposure to solvents, air pollutants and other chemicals are also related to childhood cancers. (Unofficial mirror of http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/519489-ace3childhoodcancerreviewpackage3-02-11.html) Topics: documentcloud, investigative-reporting-workshop, 373-irw-staff
Perchlorate, a naturally occurring and man-made chemical used to make fireworks and rocket fuel can be found in drinking water and baby formula. The chemical disrupts iodine processing necessary for healthy thyroid functioning and is of particular concern for women of childbearing age. (Unofficial mirror of http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/526321-ace3perchloratereviewpackage3-02-11.html) Topics: documentcloud, investigative-reporting-workshop, 373-irw-staff